Wenger: ton up van Persie is magic

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Arsene Wenger has hailed goalscoring hero Robin van Persie after his 99th and 100th strikes for the club today.

Arsenal had struggled in the first half against Bolton but van Persie provided the perfect start to the second period by slamming home the opening goal after just 38 seconds.

And the Arsenal manager lauded the achievement as the Dutchman became the 17th player in the club’s history to score 100 goals

“At this level it is very, very difficult”, he said.  “I think in 2011 he’s scored 26 goals in 31 games, that’s absolutely magic.

“It’s difficult to imagine our team without him at the moment, let’s touch wood and hope he remains with us in every single game”.

He also spoke about his role as captain, saying, “I think he’s one of these guys who develops with responsibilities. You think he’s not natural at the start but he grows well into the role with responsibility.

“I must say I observe him and he does very well. He’s not a big talker but he speaks his mind”

Robin revealed in the programme today that the players had a midweek dinner/bonding session and if the players need any better example set to them than scoring twice and taking on the entire Bolton back four in a flurry of verbals and pushing then I don’t know what it is.

Van Persie 100 goal stats

71 left foot, 23 right foot, 6 headers. 12 outside the box, 88 inside, 12 penalties.

69 Premier League, 6 Carling Cup, 8 FA Cup, 17 European competitions.

stats via the mighty @Orbinho

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Genius

MEANWHILE ELSEWHERE Giggs saw Lenny coming and shit himself.
hehehehehehe……..One inbred-maker was afraid of a inbred…

HR

I loved watching Van Persie standing up to their players by himself.
Slightly worried/ dissapointed none of his team mates came to back him up – but it speaks volumes about his character- not in the thuggish crappy way but in the brave bossman fighter way!

gunnie

Did you think that would have helped? Very sensible, no cards for Arsenal…

D

Magic Indeed

Gunnerjason2808

This guy is amazing! He should be up there with messi and ronaldo but the footballing God’s have been so unfair to him by cursing him with perma crockness. Hopefully he stays fit the whole season and proves me right that he should be considered amongst the best.

argonaut

Come on, Arsenal, offer him whatever it takes to sign a new long term contract. He’s one of the few players we really cannot afford to lose.

Kevmagoogunner

Think those stats should include the best volley in history against charlton

Malaysian Gooner

And who was the creator? Boom! It’s Eboue!!

Betti

Felt so hopeless looking for answers to my qsuteinos…until now.

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Rodders1971

Thank f#ck for RvP…now let’s pray he can coax his glass knees/ankles through a whole season…PLEASE…

I cent

Thank GOD 4 rvp,lets pray GOD keeps him fit and in form for us to win trophies,n also pray GOD gves us the discipline needed 2 win trophies.AMEN

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Eric Irish gunner

RVP legend well done on your 100 goals, hope he signs new contract, come on you gunners

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